This topic is also written in length by my babysitter in her website : http://www.babiesconsult.com/article.php?ID=41
You have to be a member to read it....though membership is free and allows you to browse many of her other topics as well.
But my take is....
So, I managed to catch my babysitter before she gave the Po Yin Tan to my son. This is how it was administered to him.
Dissolve the Po Yin Tan in a little warm water. Stir until dissolve.
NO surprise that boyboy opened his mouth when he saw the spoon. He really takes after his daddy - just LOVES to eat!
But I thought he would know better when the seond spoon came along....but I was soooo wrong (and gladly so)!
He kept on at it....spoonful after spoonful.
And this medicine is not flavoured. It tastes really bitter (typical Chinese herb taste).
After all is done. What do you think he must be thinking?
I reckon he must be wondering if he will be getting another bout of Nestle cereal after this.
Kids area always so hopeful, don't you think!
At any rate...this has got me thinking that we adults really have preconceived ideas about things and we assume /pass that on to our kids as well. I pray I will only pass down to him characters which build up and not tear down!
I am thinking.....what is that in us that will be hereditary and what can be taught?
Further thought and prayer required.....